Panjab District

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This article is about a district in Afghanistan. For other uses of the name, see Punjab (disambiguation).
Panjab
پنجاب
District
Panjab is located in Afghanistan
Panjab
Panjab
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°23′00″N 67°01′00″E / 34.38333°N 67.01667°E / 34.38333; 67.01667
Country  Afghanistan
Province Bamyan
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 66,300
Time zone GMT+04:30 Kabul

Panjab district is in the central part of Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan. The capital is the town of Panjab. Panjab contains 5 valleys (Darai Sia. Darai Nargis, Darai Mahretuspus, Darai Ghurguri and Darai Taquab-Barg), the water running through the 5 valleys meet in the centre of the district.[2] Its population is entirely Hazara people.

At 2,700 metres above sea level it has the highest altitude in the province, the city of Panjab is located 298 km from the capital Kabul - however travel is difficult especially in winter - the journey takes 14 hours.[2] Two rival parties, Pazdar and Hezb-e-Wahdat, dominate the district and have divided the district between them - there has been fighting between them[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bamyan Provincial Profile" (PDF). Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c UNHCR Sub-Office Central Region - District Profile Punjab